Alumnae

Click here to check out the diverse and inspiring group of Emerge alumnae from around the country that we will soon be joining.

La Crosse County Supervisor District 8
Former La Crosse County Board member
State Senator- District 6 and Former State Representative - District 17

La Tonya Johnson currently serves as the State Senator for the 6th Senate District. She is the former representative for the 17th District in the Wisconsin State Assembly. La Tonya is the mother of a beautiful daughter named Sydney, and has been the owner of an In-Home Licensed childcare center, Executive Board member for AFSCME District Council 48, President of AFSCME Local 502 Milwaukee Child Care Providers Together and Chair of AFSCME's Women Committee.

Chair, La Crosse County Board (District 29)
Milwaukee County Social Development Commissioner, District 4
Wauwatosa School Board Director
Former State Senator District 18
Dane County Supervisor District 1
Bayfield County District Attorney
City of Racine Alderperson, District 15
Milwaukee Common Council Alder
Former Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board Member
Sun Prairie City Council, Alder District 1
Chair of Washington County Democratic Pary

Lohr has been a teacher for 16 years, spending the past 13 years teaching global studies at West Bend West High School. She is currently Chair of the Democratic Party of Washington County and a recent graduate of Emerge, a leadership training program for Democratic women interested in running for public office. She is married to fellow teacher, Andy Kougl.

Madison City Council Alder, District 11

Arvina Martin is the first Native American elected to the Madison City Council. Martin also serves as the chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's American Indian Caucus. 

Former Mineral Point School Board Member
Madison City Councilwoman District 1
Grafton School Board
Former Columbia County Supervisor

Margo was born and raised in Western Wisconsin. She had a large family that taught her the value of hard work and supporting each other. Eventually she traveled the country, met her late husband, and moved back to Wisconsin. She settled in Portage to raise her two sons and start a painting business. Margo became involved in politics because of the healthcare issues her family faced. She recognized the need for affordable healthcare for all people, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Ashland City Councilwoman and Chair of Chequamegon Democrats
Janesville Public School Member
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor
Candidate for State Senate District 10, River Falls City Council Member
Milwaukee Public School Board
State Representative - District 48

Melissa Sargent, an East High and UW-Madison graduate, is a wife, mother of 4 sons, and a small business owner who knows an effective government protects our freedoms.
Melissa will continue to champion the policies and programs that reflect our values.
Our neighbors in the 48th Assembly District deserve a hardworking effective representative with true progressive values and a proven track record. With your support Melissa Sargent will continue to be that representative.

Kenosha County Clerk

Mary has been County Clerk since 2009.  She executes the duties of the position including administer all elections, issue marriage, conservation licenses and permits, passports, cabaret licenses, tax deeded property auctions and sales.  Secretary to the County Board Of Supervisors, Notary

Clerk of the Town of Fountain
Former Middleton City Council Member
Former Burlington City Council member
Thorp City Council Member District 4 and Thorp School Board Vice President

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